Central Park Facts for Kids
- Name: Central Park
- Location: New York City, New York, USA
- Built: Between 1857 and 1876
- Size: 843 acres
- Owner: NYC Parks
- Visitors: 38 million (annually)
- Significance: Most visited urban park in the USA
26 Central Park Facts for Kids
- Central Park is a municipal park situated in New York City, New York USA.
- The GPS coordinates for Central Park are 40 ° 46′56″N 73 ° 57′55″W.
- Central Park was created between 1857 and 1876.
- Central Park covers 843 acres in New York City.
- The entire length of Central Park is 2.5 miles.
- The entire width of Central Park is 0.5 miles.
- Central Park contains 136 acres of woodlands.
- Central Park contains 250 acres of lawns.
- Central Park contains 159 acres of water.
- Central Park contains 58 miles of pedestrian pathways.
- Central Park contains 4.5 miles of bridle trails (horse riding).
- There are over 9,000 benches throughout Central Park.
- There are 125 drinking fountains throughout Central Park.
- There are 51 sculptures throughout Central Park.
- The King Jagiello Monument is the largest sculpture in Central Park.
- There are 36 bridges and arches throughout Central Park.
- Balcony Bridge is the longest bridge in Central Park with a span length of 65 feet.
- Greengap Arch is the longest arch in Central Park with a vault length of 81 feet.
- There are eight different lakes and ponds throughout Central Park.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is the largest lake in Central Park.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir covers 106 acres and contains about one billion gallons of water.
- It’s estimated that 38 million people visit Central Park every year.
- Central Park is considered the most visited municipal park in the United States.
- Central Park is the most filmed location in the world.
- In 1962, Central Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
- In 1974, Central Park was designated as a NYC Scenic Landmark.
Pictures of Central Park
A picture of Central Park in New York City, NY, USA.
A picture of the view of Central Park from a building.
A picture of a pathway going through Central Park.
A picture of one of the lakes inside of Central Park.
A picture of Central Park during the summer.
A picture of Central Park with snow during the winter.
Find More Facts About Central Park
- Official Website for Central Park – Find more information about Central Park on its official website.
- Complete Guide to Central Park – Explore a complete guide to New York City’s Central Park on the CentralPark.com website.
- About Central Park – Discover more about Central Park on the New York City’s Parks website.
- Virtual Tour of Central Park – Visit Central Park from the comfort of your home with this virtual tour by You Visit.